Cilla Snowball

#PassItOn: 'Ego is a destructive force'
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#PassItOn: 'Ego is a destructive force'

Cilla Snowball shares her best career advice on shedding ego and leading with a 'we, not me' mentality.

My campaign: Red Ferraris, 1980s-1990s
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My campaign: Red Ferraris, 1980s-1990s

In the era of excess, there was a seemingly unbreakable bond between successful ad men and their scarlet Ferraris

Power 100 2018: How Michele Oliver brought Mars into uncharted territory
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Power 100 2018: How Michele Oliver brought Mars into uncharted territory

AMV BBDO's Cilla Snowball explains what makes Mars' Michele Oliver one of the UK's most influential marketers.

AMV turns 40: agency marks four decades of advertising
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AMV turns 40: agency marks four decades of advertising

We're marking our big birthday by celebrating the influence of that work with the people that made it, bought it and supported it over four decades, writes Cilla Snowball.

How adland can crack gender equality in 2017
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How adland can crack gender equality in 2017

The ad industry is now collectively striving for gender equality, but we all have so much more to do to achieve it.

How to be a chairman
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How to be a chairman

The job involves running the board and being a cheerleader for the company - with no room for egos.

AMV BBDO's Cilla Snowball discusses TV advertising as a matter of life and death
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AMV BBDO's Cilla Snowball discusses TV advertising as a matter of life and death

Throughout September, Marketing will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of TV advertising in the UK with a series of articles penned by influential industry leaders. The aim is to explore where TV advertising is now and, more importantly, its future in a rapidly evolving media landscape. We continue with Cilla Snowball, group chairman and group chief executive at AMV BBDO

Join the growing band of equality 'manbassadors'
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Join the growing band of equality 'manbassadors'

For a long time, it felt that there was a lot of talk around workplace equality, but not always the action to match.

Lead 2015, the bottom line
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Lead 2015, the bottom line

Cilla Snowball, the chairman of the Advertising Association and the group chairman and chief executive of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, reflects on the five main themes coming out of last week's AA Lead conference.

A promotion for me? Crikey, are you sure? AMV's Cilla Snowball on 'imposter syndrome'
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A promotion for me? Crikey, are you sure? AMV's Cilla Snowball on 'imposter syndrome'

Men continue to dominate the boardroom in the 21st century, but more women are breaking through to the highest level. Each day this week, we'll ask a female "master of business" to share the story of her rise to the top.

A view from the top
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A view from the top

So my brief is to give a view of advertising through the week I've just had; its events, issues and challenges. It's interesting (and rare) to look back at things this way when my usual thrust is forward-looking. Normally, I would only look back to check the numbers, do timesheets and expenses. But bundling up the week proves to be surprisingly uplifting. It brings home the breadth, variety and privilege of my job. And it shows how the work, clients and people drive everything.

Agencies should become warriors, not worriers
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Agencies should become warriors, not worriers

Collaboration and innovation are key to the UK advertising industry, which still has much to boast about.

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MEDIA CHOICE

Claire Beale chooses the poster erected on the Marylebone Road to launch BBC Experience, Auntie’s new interactive exhibition based at Broadcasting House: ’Everyone’s trying to do something wild and wacky with posters these days, from smelly ones, to noisy ones, to living ones. This execution is a bit different. A posher version of those old sea-side billboards where you stick your head through and appear as some buxom fishwife, this is a truly interactive ad.’ Media planner/buyers: Emma Lowther, BDDP GGT and Dominic Makin, Primesight; creative: BDDP GGT

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BEAUTIFUL LIVING: AN EXPERT’S VIEW: It may be dreamy, but Cilla Snowball draws the line at a bathroom of snowflakes

For a magazine that ’dares to be different’, Beautiful Living has a pretty generic title - an amalgam of Country Living and House Beautiful.